Thursday, October 12, 2017

Asheville, NC: Day 1

So Asheville is pretty!

Shocked, right?!? ;-)

My husband & I had never visited & decided to finally get out town this past August. Our home base was Swannanoa which is an ideal location between Asheville (maybe 15 minutes away) & Black Mountain (another 10 minutes or so).  The Airbnb we had was TINY (as in oh-my-tiny, tiny), but clean & had all amenities needed. If I had to choose between staying in Asheville or Black Mountain, I would pick Black Mountain - loved its charm, restaurants, & the overall vibe.

I need to get better about documenting/writing sooner because how quickly we (me!) forget details! I'm not a very consistent blogger these days, not sure if I ever will be, but I aspire to do better. 


So here goes:

We shook off the car ride (it's about four hours from Atlanta) & hit Lake Tomahawk Park in Black Mountain (see photo above too).

And then walked around Asheville too as the sun started to set:

Not too shabby on those details, huh?

I obsessed over the pink tile detail on the building too:

I wanted to bring that tile home!

We didn't eat any tacos (dang it!) while we were there, but I loved this sign:

We had barbeque for dinner that night at a place called Okie Dokies (that name - happiness!) in Swannanoa - it was really good, but we have awesome varieties of barbeque in Atlanta so we're spoiled. Asheville had a lot of the same restaurants we have in Atlanta which we found amusing (Doc Chey's, Mellow Mushroom to name a few).  What Asheville does have in spades over ATL is the mountains - it's a beautiful thing to look up & see mountains! 


1 comment:

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